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UPDATE (6:35 p.m.) – Timber-Hollis Assistant Fire Chief Erik Lundberg confirms the call came in around 4:22 p.m
The water heater in the basement exploded and two people suffered serious burns. A third person, the homeowner, was upstairs and did not suffer burn injuries, but suffered chest pains, according to Lundberg.
The damage “blown the bricks away from the house” and the fire department refused entry to the house, including firefighters.
It is currently unknown whether it is a total loss.
GLASFORD, Ill. (WMBD) – The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office said three people were injured after a possible water heater explosion near Todd School Road in Glasford on Tuesday.
According to Peoria County Sheriff Chris Watkins, emergency responders are responding to a house fire. He said two workers were working on the water heater at the time.
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Two workers and the homeowner were taken to the hospital.
WMBD has a crew on the way to the scene and is working to learn more.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.